CCCFarming aims to develop climate smart cattle farming systems reducing greenhouse gases (GHG) and ammonia emissions while maintaining the social-economic outlook of the farm business. Key words are efficiency of production and care for climate.
Central in the approach are innovative housing and manure handling systems in reducing emissions, like use of composted bedding material, separation of faeces and urine, artificial floor constructions, manure cleaning robots, cow toilet, virtual fencing and ICT (Information and Communication Technology) data collection techniques, and precision crop fertilisation. Promising feeding, breeding and grassland mitigation practices are examined to contribute to the integrated systems approach.
This project will deliver an assessment of the environmental performance of a network of study field farms in eight EU-countries on basis of NPC (nitrogen and phosphorus co-doped carbon) balance tools and simple emission measurement methods. Researcher–farmer interaction is meant to improve performance. Expertise groups in each country will evaluate the outcomes.
*At the time of the proposal. Please consider this data as an accurate estimate; it may vary during the project’s lifespan.
Total costs include in kind contribution by grant holders and can therefore be higher than the total requested funding.